Nichole Bowden is a writer whose interests include playing the piano, strumming her guitar, cooking delightful meals, filling the role of family historian, playing tennis, and running through the Sierra Nevada foothills with her dog Buddy. When she was nine, her grandparents took her on a cross country road trip that sparked a life-long obsession with traveling. She fulfills her passion for travel and adventure through home exchanging locally and around the world.
She was born and raised in Auburn, California, the heart of the gold country. Her mother cultivated her love of stories by reading to her and her five siblings every night before bed. She started writing at the age of seven, and decided to make it her life work at the age of 36. She is a member of Sierra Writers where her work is critiqued and her passion is encouraged.
Nichole has attended private schools, public schools, and been home schooled. She earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.
She is a licensed clinical social worker. She worked as a social worker and therapist for ten years specializing in foster care and adoption. She currently works with the aging and their families providing in-home care services through Help at Home Senior Care, the business that she owns and operates with her husband.
She and her husband have two sons and have been foster parents to another son and a daughter. She and her family live in Nevada City, California.